May 12, 2012

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
A couple of bird feeders are strategically placed at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  One is right next to the visitor center and it attracts the real beauties of the little birds, like this guy:  an indigo bunting.  In person, the blue is so vibrant it's mind boggling.  He seemed to be in constant motion flying, eating, then darting back into the nearby brush to hide for awhile before zipping back to the feeder.  I'd never seen an indigo bunting before so this was pretty exciting.  A painted bunting also made a dramatic appearance (imagine a beautiful rainbow with wings) but it was too quick for me to capture.  Gives me a good reason to return to this wonderful place...camera in hand, of course. 

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Chirp. Aren't you a beauty!

Kate said...

The blue is so true! Great capture.

Birdman said...

Home Sweet Home!

RedPat said...

I love that sanctuary! Wow - what a bird.

Jack said...

You might have missed one, but you did a good job of capturing this one. I find it hard shooting birds . . . they move around so fast.

Ernie said...

Nice, very nice!